ERASED IN TRANSLATION: A TWO PART PODCAST

In this two-part series Hannah Vögele, Kathleen Samson, and Yael Attia co-hosted a conversation between Dr. Vanessa Thompson, based at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, and Dr. Sara Salem based at LSE. They brought their interests in decolonial studies, critical race theory, travelling theories and the articulations of race in Europe together in a co-written article titled “Old Racisms, New Masks: On the Continuing Discontinuities of Racism and the Erasure of Race in European Contexts”, and it was thrilling for Hannah, Kathleen, and Yael to be able to talk with them about their academic work and practice.

“Erased in Translation” Episode 1

The “Erased in Translation” series shines light on how when race is addressed in Europe there is a logic of locating it as something that happens “over there”, or “back then”. In episode 1 we focus on the “over there”, discussing travelling theory, untranslatability and US centricity in academic research. We challenge dominant narratives by pointing to specific articulations of racism, and talk about ways of resisting and creating anew in and beyond the academy.  

“Erased in Translation” Episode 2

The “Erased in Translation” series shines light on how when race is addressed in Europe there is a logic of locating it as something that happens “over there”, or “back then”.  In this episode we flesh out the “back then” and take up the articulations of racism through the language of cultural difference and how this is connected to old religious racism in European histories and presents.


Conversations by: 

Dr. Vanessa Thompson (Goethe Universität in Frankfurt), and Dr. Sara Salem (LSE)

Bio:

Dr. Vanessa Thompson and Dr. Sara Salem brought their interests in decolonial studies, critical race theory, travelling theories and the articulations of race in Europe together in a co-written article titled “Old Racisms, New Masks: On the Continuing Discontinuities of Racism and the Erasure of Race in European Contexts.”

Organized by:

This podcast forms part of a series of conversations organised by doctoral fellows at the University of Potsdam’s Research Training Group minor cosmopolitanisms. Hannah Vögele, Kathleen Samson, and Yael Attia co-hosted the conversation.